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The hero is Eupolis, weary, cynical and believing only in comedy. The heroine is Athens, at the height of her schizophrenic glory. A startling mixture of comedy and tragedy, THE WALLED ORCHARD is the poignant, charming story of their turbulent relationship. THE WALLED ORCHARD is a masterpiece of historical fiction from Tom Holt, best-selling author of over twenty comic ...more
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published May 1991 by St Martins Press
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Part II of Eupolis' history/memoir/autobiography. This was just as enjoyable as Part I Goatsong: A Novel of Ancient Athens, same humor, same wicked satire--on War, the Law, Lawyers, court trials, politics, and, of course, the theater and plays. This had belly laughs as well as gentle humor. Even the silliness fit right in. There was a dab of poignancy at the end.

The Pelopponesian War is still grinding its way on; remember, it lasted twenty-seven years. One of Athens' brilliant (?) generals de
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Tom Holt (Thomas Charles Louis Holt; born September 13, 1961) is a British novelist.
He was born in London, the son of novelist Hazel Holt, and was educated at Westminster School, Wadham College, Oxford, and The College of Law, London.
Holt's works include mythopoeic novels which parody or take as their theme various aspects of mythology, history or literature and develop them in new and often humor
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